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    They sell a low-pressure LPG version of Honda gen

    <a href="http://www.honda.co.jp/generator/products/eu9igp/blackout/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.honda.co.jp/generator/products/eu9igp/blackout/index.html</a> For emergency blackout situations, they carry 2 types of portable gensets (biggest being 1500VA; smaller one is 900VA) that...
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    My collection of small toys part 2

    Here we are! My latest acquisition RE: Honda generator. This time round, I got myself a prestine condition EM600, circa 1984 (around that era, according to the sales receipt). This unit actually comes with original packaging box, 12V charging cable, owners manual, foam packing material, etc. and...
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    small carb cleaning, show-n-tell

    I just received another request for fixing B&S 6.25 sidedraft carburettor over this weekend, so I decided to do a show-n-tell to share with you folks: This is how the Walbro LMS carb (clone, chinese stuff) looks like before the restoration begins: <a...
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    Of all the small toys I've been gathering so far..

    This is it! A Honda EX1000 genny. I have been longing for a Honda genny for quite some time. Unfortunately, a new EU series luggage genny is way out of the budget, and also wasn't until 2 recent local power outages (more than 6hrs each) that got me thinking once again. Although I have a ET1200...
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    Loving Eyes -Toyota Safety Sense

    <a href="https://youtu.be/Me1GIDy-U9g" target="_blank">https://youtu.be/Me1GIDy-U9g</a> specially dedicated to all the fathers in this world. Fathers day is just around the corner... Q.
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    Words from a father to a son RE: marriage (repost)

    1. My son, if you keep spending on a woman and she never asked you if you’re saving or investing, and she keeps enjoying the attention, don’t marry her. 2. My son, a woman could be a good wife to you, some could be a good mother to your children but if you’ve found a woman like a mother to you...
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    self hearing test online

    Note: please obtain/use a decent pair of headphones, the ones that seriously capable of producing relatively flat range all the way up/pass 21kHz or similar. <a href="http://onlinetonegenerator.com/hearingtest.html" target="_blank">http://onlinetonegenerator.com/hearingtest.html</a> Using a...
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    Diesel exhaust a danger after 2 hours

    <a href="https://ca.news.yahoo.com/diesel-exhaust-danger-2-hours-160631776.html" target="_blank">https://ca.news.yahoo.com/diesel-exhaust-danger-2-hours-160631776.html</a> Just two hours of exposure to diesel exhaust is enough to cause significant damage to the human body, a new UBC study...
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    driving impressions RE: Nissan Versa note

    This is a loaner from a local autobody shop (loaned from Enterprise Rental), a 2013 model year Nissan Versa note with CVT. It has 19k on the odo, and reeks of smoke (previous drivers smoked inside the vehicle, apparently). It's auto with CVT, as plain jane as it can be, the console has backup...
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    finally took the plunge and replaced Halo bulbs

    on my wifey's 10 yrs old Camry (low beam, 9006). Original unit (Sylvania, grey body type) still works but seems a bit dim. I didn't go for gimmicky ones like Xtravision, etc. but just ordinary Halogen replacement bulbs (by Sylvania). As a result: I regained approx. 20% brightness on low beam...
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    If driving was taught like sax ed

    <a href="http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/watch/if-driving-was-taught-like-sex-ed/vp-BBbcSwx" target="_blank">driving was taught by gym teacher</a> Q.
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    Honda MTF II gear oil shearing ( observation)

    as a former GL4 guy (from Mazda and Mitsu M/T days) to now a Honda MTF guy, I realised that the water-thin Honda MTF gear oil does shear over time and in need of regular change in order to maintain that precise shifting. In the case of my fit: I have to change out my Idemitsu based MTF II every...
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    quest's beer money this weekend

    06 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0T rear brake job: <a href="http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/questbuster/media/IMG_0012.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q627/questbuster/IMG_0012.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /></a> <a...
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    OpenSSL vulnerability zero-day exploit alert!

    Ref:http://threatpost.com/seriousness-of-openssl-heartbleed-bug-sets-in/105309 Ref:CERT Vulnerability Note VU#72051 Since over 1/3 of the servers globally runs on SSL (with TLS1.2), this vulnerability is for real! For sysadmin: please go seek out patches and patch against your SSL and reboot. Q.
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    B&S 675 refresh (past weekend)

    Here's my sharing of experience RE: servicing these B&S675 engines (vertical shaft 12000series/mine is 125K02): <img src="http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q627/questbuster/Craftsman%20mower/IMG_0633Medium.jpg" alt="" /> <img...
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    Craftsman B&S675 w/ auto-choke repair failed

    Took my friend's 6yr old Craftsman 675 with auto-choke (blue handle, easy start version) model 126T02 in to service the carb. Symptoms: hard start (you can literally yank the cord for 10+mins and it may catches and start but once you stopped it when hot, it would failed to start again (3 out of...
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    New B&S E series motor goes back to foam filter

    **Horror** While stopping by @ big box improvement store yesterday (looking for a metal shed), I came across the latest B&S E series engine on new mower release: OHV setup (with a valve cover just like Hondas or Chondas); some kind of sealed (?) gas filler cap to prevent atmospheric venting...
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    Bought some Bridgestone Potenza with Serenity

    a week ago, and they are currently on my wifey's Camry. It's just the run-of-da-mill size (205-65R15, LE steel wheel), but nevertheless, they are made in Japan. So far, it's been good in terms of handling in dry/wet: steering is quite sensitive when compared to our previous set of Uniroyal...
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    Einstein maybe right (re:speed of light), afterall

    <a href="http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/16/more-evidence-that-einstein-was-right-about-light-speed/?hpt=hp_c2" title="httplightyearsblogscnncom20120316moreevidencethateinsteinwasrightaboutlightspeedhpthpc2" target="_blank">http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/...peed/?hpt=hp_c2</a>...
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    It goes to show that nothing beats displacement

    <img src="/forums/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="smile" title="smile" height="15" width="15" /> With my newly acquired/repaired B&S125K02 (claimed to be 6.75hp) and the rain/moisture rolling in later this afternoon, I seized the opportunity to mow my wet/soggy lawn earlier this afternoon while the...
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